Ultimate Eagle Day

What Is Needed 

  • Good fitness is important as we shall be walking up inclines and covering distance when with the Hawks.
  • Good footwear and clothing are essential, we advise wearing trousers at all times of year, and of course a camera.
  • Toilets and safe parking are provided at the hotel and farm.
  • This is a weather dependant experience. If weather conditions are not suitable then we will re-schedule the date to suit your needs. We do not refund experience vouchers and experiences booked need to be undertaken within 6 months.

T & C – All vouchers purchased in 2023 must be used in the 2023 season unless unforeseen circumstances of weather permits the experience from going ahead.

£445.00

Description

Quantity Total Price
1 Person £445.00
2 Persons £550.00
3 Persons £650.00
*BACS/direct bank/wire transfer Available

Ultimate eagle day

Morning Session

We meet for tea and coffee at the Ty Newydd Country Hotel for 9 45am.

A day never to be forgotten. This experience is for the most serious wildlife and bird watching lovers. Set in the countryside of the Brecon Beacons National park, you shall experience a day with our largest team members. Taking the team up to heights of 500m above sea level. From this height our birds get to fly in over 5000 acres. But before we go there, we start with our team of Harris Hawks. This will give you a comfortable experience of flying smaller birds to your glove. We will be flying in mixed woodland where on an average outing the Hawks can cover up to 5 miles. We offer them the chance of natural behaviour where they can hunt for Grey Squirrels which are not native to the UK and regarded as a pest, but also rabbits. There is no better way than starting off our day than by heading out with pack hunters.

Once back at the farm we then get ready to take our largest bird out for a walk. Up to 400m, the Moel Penderyn is a hill situated next to the farm. It forms part of the landscape known as the Neath Disturbance and is situated in limestone and waterfall country. This a perfect place to spend time with our Rüppell Griffon. In his own right Harry is a bit of a local celebrity and is without doubt our most important species in the collection due to being critically endangered. Harry will climb the hill with us but once at the top he can get his impressive 14lbs of weight into the air with the use of his 9ft wingspan. We inform you of all the issues vultures face around the world and the importance of their role in the environment.

We then head back to the hotel for light lunch and refreshments.

 

Afternoon Session

After lunch we head to another location within the National Park. At this point we will be off-road heading up into the hills with our eagles and falcon. The location is truly inspiring and where you would expect to see eagles if they were currently in Wales. One of our eagles Florence, will be with us as part of the trip. Again, she is an important species for Wales and an ambassador for her species. With a wingspan of 8ft the White Tail was native to the UK. Unfortunately, they became persecuted to extinction but today with good science and collaboration the species are being returned. If we have the correct weather, she can gain heights of over 2000ft of which she will come down and land comfortably on the glove, an unforgettable memory.

Not just eagle territory but a haven for falcons too. A large open space like this, you can witness the fasted animal on the planet. Rupert is a Gyr/Saker and loves the outdoors. With our GPS system we monitor exactly what the birds are doing when on the wing, and we often have Rupert flying to the lure at speeds of 100mph.

During this experience we can take all the images for you, so you have plenty of memories to take home and cherish.

mrspeck2014
mrspeck2014
2024-03-24
Fantastic! Worth every penny. This is a fantastic experience and would recommend to anyone. It is amazing to see and spend time with such fantastic birds within the most amazing landscape. Lewis’ knowledge and experience shines through. It’s not just a ‘show off’ type of experience, you learn so much including the conservation and persecution. The whole experience from start to finish is first class.
twoandtwo
twoandtwo
2023-10-27
Excellent Display On 26th October 2023 we visited Raglan Castle whilst on holiday. During our visit we were lucky enough to find that Wings for Wales had a Sea Eagle, Barn Owl and Saka Falcon flying display. The flying display was excellent and conducted from a conservation point of view rather than a falconry sport one which was very interesting and informative beautifully presented. The birds were also on static display which was useful as our family could ask questions about the birds, the adults and children were impressed by the size of the Sea Eagle. An excellent display, thank you.
bangsibear
bangsibear
2023-09-04
Unique experience. Do it! We had such a great half day experience with Lewis! We were a group of three adults and we all had a chance to fly five birds in three locations… a farm, hillside and cemetery. Lewis is a passionate conservationist, so we heard a lot about the issues of wildlife and land conservation. He cheerfully made room in his van for me when I asked to limit my walking.
Tom E
Tom E
2023-08-18
60th Birthday Fantastic Day out with Lewis and his Team of Birds. We met Lewis for a Coffee before heading out into the Beacons. Lewis is very knowledgable and was able to explain the history of the birds. He is very passionate and his love for his birds is evident. We had a great day flying the birds that he brought and his company was Superb. Massive Thanks to Wings of Wales
andrew e
andrew e
2023-08-18
Andrew’s 60th. Undertook the half day experience with Lewis on 17th August. The birds were stunning and we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to see them fly up close in a picturesque setting. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Andrew E
Andrew E
2023-08-18
60th birthday. Did the half day experience on 17th August 2023.. Thoroughly enjoyed the day with Lewis and the birds in picturesque surroundings. Would highly recommend a visit.
Kev R
Kev R
2023-07-20
Wings of Wales – Photographic Workshop Wings of Wales – Photographic Workshop Today (19 July 2023) nine members of Bridgend & District Camera club visited “Wings of Wales” which is based near Penderyn in Rhondda Cynon Taf. We were met at The Ty Newydd Country Hotel by conservation photographer, bird of prey handler, and owner Lewis Phillips who over a cup of tea/coffee explained the format of the morning’s activities, suitable lenses etc. We then set off to a wooded area where out of his van Lewis brought out “Willow” a Ural Owl. At that point Lewis explained how this area of woodland would be the type of area that this type of owl would live and hunt. During this part of the session Willow was placed in various locations for us to take our shots and for Lewis to advise to some members best camera settings, shooting positions and what to look for. We then moved on to an old church and graveyard for Lewis to show us “Bert” the Barn Owl and once again explained that this was a typical type of area for the Barn Owl as the overgrown graveyard contained a ready supply of food for the owl, and again the bird was placed in suitable areas for us to photograph. Then it was off to another location for Lewis to fly 3 of his larger birds. 1st up was “Rupert” a Gyr Saker Falcon. A lovely looking bird but the first thing to notice about this bird was the speed it flew, and the difficulty some of us had getting sharp in-flight images, so it was time for multiple high-speed shots which helped a lot. A description of its habitat and hunting methods was explained. 2nd up was “Twizzle” an African harrier hawk or gymnogene. This bird is a medium sized raptor not native to the UK but with a 4-5ft wingspan is a slow and graceful flyer making it easier for us photographers to capture it in flight. A lovely if unusual looking bird and once again, we were given a full run down on its usual habitat, its hunting style. 3rd and last came “Florence” a white-tailed eagle. A large raptor with a wingspan of approx. 6-8ft. Once again, we were taken to an area which was more suitable to this type of bird, i.e high up looking down on the surrounding area. Although Lewis managed to encourage Florence to fly a couple of times, the conditions were not ideal as the wind was blowing down the hill and as such not providing any lift for the bird to soar. That said it is such a large bird we all managed to get some great shots both in flight and on the ground. After that it was back to the hotel where we had booked ourselves into an excellent reasonably priced lunch. (not part of the Wings of Wales package). Everyone in our group remarked what an excellent experience this was and on behalf of us all would like to thank Lewis for his welcoming, friendly and enthusiastic attitude and I have no hesitation in recommending this type of outing to other Camera Clubs/Photographic Society’s Once again, thank you Kev Robertson Bridgend & District Camera Club
Kathryn S
Kathryn S
2023-07-06
Breathtaking Experience Suitable for All Fantastic day with lots of highlights. Lewis is a fountain of knowledge and adapted the day to suit our varied mobility needs. Breathtaking experience for all ages.
John Henry N
John Henry N
2023-06-18
What something really special? This is a very unique experience, both the make up of the 'team' (they have feathers and look equally beautiful and scary) and the expertise and natural friendliness that oozes from Lewis; who runs the show. An absolutely brilliant day in a lovely setting. The highlight for me - and there were many - was meeting Harry; an enormous and endangered Vulture. Leave the preconceptions behind. This is a wonderful animal. She is quick on her pins and when she takes to the skies....breathtaking. I'm going to do this again for certain.
Getaway520382
Getaway520382
2023-05-28
Fantastic Day Fantastic experience. Will always remember walking in a field as part of the pack with Tracey the Harris Hawk. Lewis was great and incredibly passionate about his extended family and the Brecon Beacons national park.

Ultimate Eagle Day

Description

Quantity Total Price
1 Person £445.00
2 Persons £550.00
3 Persons £650.00
*BACS/direct bank/wire transfer Available

Ultimate eagle day

Morning Session

We meet for tea and coffee at the Ty Newydd Country Hotel for 9 45am.

A day never to be forgotten. This experience is for the most serious wildlife and bird watching lovers. Set in the countryside of the Brecon Beacons National park, you shall experience a day with our largest team members. Taking the team up to heights of 500m above sea level. From this height our birds get to fly in over 5000 acres. But before we go there, we start with our team of Harris Hawks. This will give you a comfortable experience of flying smaller birds to your glove. We will be flying in mixed woodland where on an average outing the Hawks can cover up to 5 miles. We offer them the chance of natural behaviour where they can hunt for Grey Squirrels which are not native to the UK and regarded as a pest, but also rabbits. There is no better way than starting off our day than by heading out with pack hunters.

Once back at the farm we then get ready to take our largest bird out for a walk. Up to 400m, the Moel Penderyn is a hill situated next to the farm. It forms part of the landscape known as the Neath Disturbance and is situated in limestone and waterfall country. This a perfect place to spend time with our Rüppell Griffon. In his own right Harry is a bit of a local celebrity and is without doubt our most important species in the collection due to being critically endangered. Harry will climb the hill with us but once at the top he can get his impressive 14lbs of weight into the air with the use of his 9ft wingspan. We inform you of all the issues vultures face around the world and the importance of their role in the environment.

We then head back to the hotel for light lunch and refreshments.

 

Afternoon Session

After lunch we head to another location within the National Park. At this point we will be off-road heading up into the hills with our eagles and falcon. The location is truly inspiring and where you would expect to see eagles if they were currently in Wales. One of our eagles Florence, will be with us as part of the trip. Again, she is an important species for Wales and an ambassador for her species. With a wingspan of 8ft the White Tail was native to the UK. Unfortunately, they became persecuted to extinction but today with good science and collaboration the species are being returned. If we have the correct weather, she can gain heights of over 2000ft of which she will come down and land comfortably on the glove, an unforgettable memory.

Not just eagle territory but a haven for falcons too. A large open space like this, you can witness the fasted animal on the planet. Rupert is a Gyr/Saker and loves the outdoors. With our GPS system we monitor exactly what the birds are doing when on the wing, and we often have Rupert flying to the lure at speeds of 100mph.

During this experience we can take all the images for you, so you have plenty of memories to take home and cherish.

mrspeck2014
mrspeck2014
2024-03-24
Fantastic! Worth every penny. This is a fantastic experience and would recommend to anyone. It is amazing to see and spend time with such fantastic birds within the most amazing landscape. Lewis’ knowledge and experience shines through. It’s not just a ‘show off’ type of experience, you learn so much including the conservation and persecution. The whole experience from start to finish is first class.
twoandtwo
twoandtwo
2023-10-27
Excellent Display On 26th October 2023 we visited Raglan Castle whilst on holiday. During our visit we were lucky enough to find that Wings for Wales had a Sea Eagle, Barn Owl and Saka Falcon flying display. The flying display was excellent and conducted from a conservation point of view rather than a falconry sport one which was very interesting and informative beautifully presented. The birds were also on static display which was useful as our family could ask questions about the birds, the adults and children were impressed by the size of the Sea Eagle. An excellent display, thank you.
bangsibear
bangsibear
2023-09-04
Unique experience. Do it! We had such a great half day experience with Lewis! We were a group of three adults and we all had a chance to fly five birds in three locations… a farm, hillside and cemetery. Lewis is a passionate conservationist, so we heard a lot about the issues of wildlife and land conservation. He cheerfully made room in his van for me when I asked to limit my walking.
Tom E
Tom E
2023-08-18
60th Birthday Fantastic Day out with Lewis and his Team of Birds. We met Lewis for a Coffee before heading out into the Beacons. Lewis is very knowledgable and was able to explain the history of the birds. He is very passionate and his love for his birds is evident. We had a great day flying the birds that he brought and his company was Superb. Massive Thanks to Wings of Wales
andrew e
andrew e
2023-08-18
Andrew’s 60th. Undertook the half day experience with Lewis on 17th August. The birds were stunning and we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to see them fly up close in a picturesque setting. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Andrew E
Andrew E
2023-08-18
60th birthday. Did the half day experience on 17th August 2023.. Thoroughly enjoyed the day with Lewis and the birds in picturesque surroundings. Would highly recommend a visit.
Kev R
Kev R
2023-07-20
Wings of Wales – Photographic Workshop Wings of Wales – Photographic Workshop Today (19 July 2023) nine members of Bridgend & District Camera club visited “Wings of Wales” which is based near Penderyn in Rhondda Cynon Taf. We were met at The Ty Newydd Country Hotel by conservation photographer, bird of prey handler, and owner Lewis Phillips who over a cup of tea/coffee explained the format of the morning’s activities, suitable lenses etc. We then set off to a wooded area where out of his van Lewis brought out “Willow” a Ural Owl. At that point Lewis explained how this area of woodland would be the type of area that this type of owl would live and hunt. During this part of the session Willow was placed in various locations for us to take our shots and for Lewis to advise to some members best camera settings, shooting positions and what to look for. We then moved on to an old church and graveyard for Lewis to show us “Bert” the Barn Owl and once again explained that this was a typical type of area for the Barn Owl as the overgrown graveyard contained a ready supply of food for the owl, and again the bird was placed in suitable areas for us to photograph. Then it was off to another location for Lewis to fly 3 of his larger birds. 1st up was “Rupert” a Gyr Saker Falcon. A lovely looking bird but the first thing to notice about this bird was the speed it flew, and the difficulty some of us had getting sharp in-flight images, so it was time for multiple high-speed shots which helped a lot. A description of its habitat and hunting methods was explained. 2nd up was “Twizzle” an African harrier hawk or gymnogene. This bird is a medium sized raptor not native to the UK but with a 4-5ft wingspan is a slow and graceful flyer making it easier for us photographers to capture it in flight. A lovely if unusual looking bird and once again, we were given a full run down on its usual habitat, its hunting style. 3rd and last came “Florence” a white-tailed eagle. A large raptor with a wingspan of approx. 6-8ft. Once again, we were taken to an area which was more suitable to this type of bird, i.e high up looking down on the surrounding area. Although Lewis managed to encourage Florence to fly a couple of times, the conditions were not ideal as the wind was blowing down the hill and as such not providing any lift for the bird to soar. That said it is such a large bird we all managed to get some great shots both in flight and on the ground. After that it was back to the hotel where we had booked ourselves into an excellent reasonably priced lunch. (not part of the Wings of Wales package). Everyone in our group remarked what an excellent experience this was and on behalf of us all would like to thank Lewis for his welcoming, friendly and enthusiastic attitude and I have no hesitation in recommending this type of outing to other Camera Clubs/Photographic Society’s Once again, thank you Kev Robertson Bridgend & District Camera Club
Kathryn S
Kathryn S
2023-07-06
Breathtaking Experience Suitable for All Fantastic day with lots of highlights. Lewis is a fountain of knowledge and adapted the day to suit our varied mobility needs. Breathtaking experience for all ages.
John Henry N
John Henry N
2023-06-18
What something really special? This is a very unique experience, both the make up of the 'team' (they have feathers and look equally beautiful and scary) and the expertise and natural friendliness that oozes from Lewis; who runs the show. An absolutely brilliant day in a lovely setting. The highlight for me - and there were many - was meeting Harry; an enormous and endangered Vulture. Leave the preconceptions behind. This is a wonderful animal. She is quick on her pins and when she takes to the skies....breathtaking. I'm going to do this again for certain.
Getaway520382
Getaway520382
2023-05-28
Fantastic Day Fantastic experience. Will always remember walking in a field as part of the pack with Tracey the Harris Hawk. Lewis was great and incredibly passionate about his extended family and the Brecon Beacons national park.

£445.00

What Is Needed 

  • Good fitness is important as we shall be walking up inclines and covering distance when with the Hawks.
  • Good footwear and clothing are essential, we advise wearing trousers at all times of year, and of course a camera.
  • Toilets and safe parking are provided at the hotel and farm.
  • This is a weather dependant experience. If weather conditions are not suitable then we will re-schedule the date to suit your needs. We do not refund experience vouchers and experiences booked need to be undertaken within 6 months.

T & C – All vouchers purchased in 2023 must be used in the 2023 season unless unforeseen circumstances of weather permits the experience from going ahead.